site has been designed to provide resource information
and continuing education about rare infections and potential
bioterrorist agents for several reasons:
There is an emerging need to educate medical professionals
to respond rapidly and efficiently in the event of
a bioterrorist attack or disease outbreak.
If a bioterrorist attack or disease outbreak were
to occur today, the consequences would be devastating.
any outbreak as near to the index case as possible
can reduce the impact of the outbreak.
leading to "awareness" among healthcare providers
has the potential of making an enormous difference
in outcome following one of these events.
Most of the preparation for a BT attack is also applicable
to any public health disaster or disease outbreak.
project is supported by
The development of the Web site and training modules was originally funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for public health preparedness efforts under Contract No. 290-00-0022.
Original AHRQ Project
- David Freedman, MD
Pryor, RN, PhD
Franz, DVM, PhD
Alibek, MD, PhD, D. Sc.
Brown, Jr., Ed.D.
M. Becker, PhD
Filoromo, RN, MEd
Maetz, VMD, MPH
McClinton, Virturuss Inter@ctive, LLC
Pierluisi, MD, MPH